Space Station Middle Finger | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
From the dawn of time, humans have looked to the sky for answers. Space Station Middle Finger replies to all from its eternal orbit. Behold and enjoy Space Station Middle Finger, a bright golden American Pale Ale.

50 IBU

Added by AleWatcher on 03-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,595
Reviews:
197
Ratings:
1,707
pDev:
8.87%
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
487
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,707 |  Reviews: 197
Photo of stanolszyk24
3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I love FFF beers but I am not knocked over by this one. It is good but to me it seemed more imperial IPA than APA.

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Photo of gcasher
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle fresh
Pours brown and hazy with big tan head, foamy, and lots of bubbly lacing.
Aroma of sweet malt followed by subtle floral hops.
Taste of sweet brown malt with floral and bitter hop aftertaste.
Thin body.
Overall, tasty, hippy, light, and easy drinking.

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Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Dark and murky golden appearance but a bright amber hue when held to light, with a very thick fluffy head that has excellent lacing and retention.

Exceptional smell. Grassy and floral hops upfront, with notes of figs, apricots, cherries, dates, caramel, and of course citrus.

Much like the smell. Has a somewhat dry, yet not too bitter aftertaste. Otherwise, grassy hops are the main composition with a sweet balanced body to go with it. Besides the notes mentioned above, I also taste gumballs, which seems to be something consistent with 3 Floyds ales. Feels really creamy smooth.

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Photo of Curt3
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dukeandduke
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

9/28/18 (Chicago): Purchased 7/21 ($11 six pack) at 3 Floyds Brewery. Bronze pour of 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Generous puffy one finger head, leaves a nice lacing, Nice sweet, but not too sweet, grassy and floral hops aroma. Very nice dry semi-bitter taste, hoppy, nice blended floral offset though not as strong as the aroma would lead. Crisp clean mouth feel, pucker up with a nice bitter dry feel. Overall excellent APA.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.44/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste: slight hop bitterness, citrus, tangy, crisp clean finish. Herbal grassy nose. bright amber hue, mostly clear, average head delicate lace. Medium body. Balanced. 50 IBUs

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Photo of Ajburke10
4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Psquared93
3.59/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VolatileAgent7744
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaximalC
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful, deep, amber color with a towering billow of khaki froth. Aroma smells of fig and apricot preserves on toast.

The taste is surprisingly sweet for a pale ale, featuring the aforementioned figs and apricots, along with notes of dates, dried cherries, caramel, and toasted bread--fruitcake or cereal with dried fruit come to mind. Hops are tame and noble in character, and I hardly know what to think at this point... It's almost as if this APA has repressed barleywine tendences. Body appears light at first blush, but ultimately holds up as it traverses the palate, buoyed by fine but robust carbonation.

I must confess this beer is not at all what I expected for a 3F pale ale--in fact, it is an anomalous pale ale by anyone's standards. I guess you could say it's a big middle finger to anyone who thought they knew what to expect when they cracked open the bottle, and for that, they have my bemused respect.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcuz7
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rigobarrozo
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of seibertr
4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emeyer
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snapp1422
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RollDamnTide
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beermanben
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lochef81
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brandon915
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beardmatt
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Milktoast75
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

You always wonder if the high retail price for 3 Floyd’s is worth it. Middle Finger is well worth it.
Hazy golden, light carmel color with a full linger head that laces nicely down the glass. Wonderful floral hoppy scent. One the most inviting scents from any beer I’ve had.
A quick hop taste at start followed by a bit of fruit floral hint. A full flavor spectrum that ends with a clean refreshing finish.
Highly recommend this beer. It’s worth the price.

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Photo of amsett10
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another awesome beer by three Floyds. Tried multiple times since my first bottle and each was as great as the last

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Photo of Duoglass
3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Space Station Middle Finger from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 1,707 ratings